Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

Added by kbub6f on 09-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,528
Reviews:
2,473
Ratings:
7,761
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
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302
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Photo of robebo44
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

10/10/18 (Chicago): $6.25 16 ounce pint glass draft pour at The Garage Bar & Sandwiches. Red copper pour, malt and honey aroma. Nice strong taste, honey comes through well, malt and caramel. Thin mouth feel, easy drinking. Overall good pour.

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Photo of RockyM72
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cruzmartinez
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

eh

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Photo of JohnDon
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft, served in a pint glass. Very thin foam and thin lace in some spots around the glass. Amber color. Well balanced taste between hops and malts with a Caramel and bready flavor. Smooth and balanced.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't believe it's taken me over 15 years to review one of my gateways. Long overdue.

Dead Guy pours a lovely burnt orange with great clarity and an impressive off white foam that coats the glass from head to toe.

A rediculous amount of caramel and bready malts rise from the surface. Some dark fruits and woody, spicy hops give this almost the impression of a Barleywine. Lighter, obviously.

Flavor follows nicely with an abundance of caramel and orange marmalade slathered on some biscuits. It cuts quickly over into nutmeg like spice, then once again with the herbal, woody, spicy hop finish.

It's a medium, bordering fuller bodied beer, though seems masked by a lively carbonation that lifts the spices giving it a bit of a tingle. Pretty well balanced with an abrupt flip flop from sweet to bittere. There's even a touch of warmth noticed as the sticky, bittered finish draws it to an end.

Still, after all these years, Rogue Dead Guy is a respectable beer. A great fall beer on a drizzly day for sure. One beer that year after year I seem to still reach for on occasion. A little confusing to why they went with an ale format when Maibocks are lagers, but that's nitpicking. Cheers.

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Photo of EMH73
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber, very light cloudiness, a thin tan head and little lacing. Smells on the sweet side, bready malts and earthy hops. Tastes of bready malts, molasses, caramel, toffee, raisins and a very mild hop presence on the finish. Medium bodied and carbonated, smooth mouth feel,

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Photo of CoachBrobb890
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black bear burrito

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Photo of Pretendeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
2.65/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rpw
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy dark amber color . Body is just a little thin with just above average carbonation ,overall it was a below average feel .
Aroma is a syrupy malty, molasses sugary smell . There is a mild , hoppy, grapefruit aroma that doesnt really fit the rest of this beers profile .
Taste is very malty, to the point of it washing out any other flavors. After the maltiness theres a grapefruit mild bitterness that lingers for awhile .
Overall it is an okay beer but the dominant maltiness made it difficult to enjoy .

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Photo of riceshoes
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EAR
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manthon
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mehak
2.58/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice amber color. Smells of grapefruit. Has an odd grapefruit bitter sweet taste. Too bitter and grapefruity for me. Light body. Overall I am disappointed but I am not a grapefruit/bitter-citrus fan.

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Photo of tylerjin
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottync
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been years since I've had this, it was a "go to" beer for a long time. Nice amber color, nose has a sweet malty character. Not too sweet, not much bitterness, medium bodied. I forgot how much i liked this.?

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Photo of Rileford
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-o-matic
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nothing overwhelming here, but for 6.8% its a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of John-Richey
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Callednumbers
2.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,761 ratings